National Rifle Association Endorses Adam Brown for State Representative

Sullivan – The National Rifle Association has endorsed Adam Brown for State Representative in the new 102nd House District. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) gave Brown an “A” rating for his strong support of Second Amendment gun rights.

“I am thrilled to be endorsed by the National Rifle Association, page ” Brown said. “As a farmer and a proud NRA member, I am strong supporter of our Second Amendment gun rights. As a co-sponsor of concealed carry legislation, I am working to ensure our citizens have the right to defend their families and property from violent criminals.”

Representative Brown is a co-sponsor of House Bill 148, the Family and Personal Protection Act, which would establish statewide standards for the issuance of licenses to carry concealed firearms in Illinois. HB 148 failed last year on a vote of 65-52-1, due to the ruling by Chicago Democrat Speaker Michael Madigan that the bill needed a three-fifths majority (71 votes) to pass. Brown believes HB 148 will be called for another vote in the House, where he will again vote ‘Yes’ for concealed carry.

Brown was chief co-sponsor of House Bill 3500, which adds an exemption to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act protecting the personal information of Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card holders. The bill prohibits state or local law enforcement agencies from publicly releasing the names or other private information of FOID Card holders. HB 3500 was signed into law as Public Act 97-080.

“The privacy and safety of law-abiding gun owners and their families should not be jeopardized simply because they have chosen to comply with Illinois’ FOID Card requirement,” Brown said. “We took action to prevent the release of this personal information, to help protect Illinois gun owners.”

Representative Brown indicated that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing a gun registration bill that would place a large fee on all guns owned in Illinois. Chicago Democrats are also attempting to ban semi-automatic firearms used by hunters and sport shooters and to limit the purchase of firearms statewide.

“The Chicago Democrats continue to push radical, gun-grabbing legislation in Springfield,” Brown said. “I oppose the anti-gun agenda of the Chicago Democrats and will continue to stand up for the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners.”